Resources & Publications2020-10-27T10:42:25-04:00
1412, 2022

Mindfulness for the Holidays

December 14, 2022|Tags: , |

Mindfulness is paying attention deliberately and non-judgmentally to each moment of your life. Long-term studies show how practicing mindfulness can help decrease anxiety, depression and burnout Health Promoters with the Welland-McMaster Family Health Team prepared the online “12 Days of [...]

712, 2022

Improving Safe and Affordable Housing for Women in Niagara, Before and After COVID-19

December 7, 2022|Tags: , , |

The lack of affordable, safe housing in Niagara hits women and gender-diverse individuals particularly hard, and solutions go beyond adding more housing units. Systemic change in providing programs and supports would help to put women and gender-diverse individuals in a [...]

2410, 2022

Neighbourhood Social Relationships Matter for Older Adults’ Social Connectedness

October 24, 2022|

Strategies that foster social connectedness over the longer term are strengthened by prioritizing the needs of older adults who face multiple barriers to equitable social participation. This is the conclusion of research conducted with older adults in Vancouver, BC during [...]

1110, 2022

ACES-Informed Pandemic Recovery: Fostering Resilience in Niagara

October 11, 2022|Tags: , |

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) are stressful or traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-18) that have been found to increase the risk of engaging in health harming behaviours and developing chronic health problems. ACES can be grouped into 3 categories [...]

2709, 2022

Right to Read – Ontario Human Rights Commission Public Inquiry into Human Rights Issues Affecting Students with Reading Disabilities

September 27, 2022|Tags: |

Literacy goes beyond the ability to read and write proficiently. It includes the ability to access, take in, analyze and communicate information in a variety of formats, and interact with different forms of communication and technologies. Word-reading and spelling are [...]

2709, 2022

Niagara Region Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan 2023-2027

September 27, 2022|Tags: , |

As the demographics of Niagara are shifting to become more diverse, strengthening Niagara as an inclusive and welcoming community will also strengthen Niagara’s businesses, communities and economies. Research shows that communities that are welcoming and free from discrimination lead to [...]

3108, 2022

Inaugural Niagara Climate Change Summit Recording – June, 2022

August 31, 2022|Tags: , , |

In September, 2021, Niagara Region declared a climate emergency, to accelerate action on climate change in the community. In June, 2022, an inaugural Climate Change Summit was hosted by Niagara Region in partnership with Brock University and the Niagara Peninsula [...]

3008, 2022

Students help seniors combat isolation through connection at Mainstream

August 30, 2022|Tags: , |

A partnership between Mainstream and Niagara College has resulted in students helping older adults to connect virtually to the community around them.  A New Horizons for Seniors grant supported a one-year project which spanned 3 college terms (Spring 2021 to [...]